The keto diet, short for ketogenic diet, focuses on eating extremely low-carbs, low proteins, and high-fat foods. Ketones are tiny molecules made when the body doesn’t have enough carbs to use for energy. Ketones are produced from fat, stored in the liver, and they are used as fuel throughout your body. Put simply, a ketogenic diet allows your body to run on energy from fat instead of carbs or sugar.
Most CrossFit athletes, and athletes in general, realize they cannot work out for just 6-10 weeks and then expect to stay in shape for 12 months. The same goes for nutrition. Quality nutrition is such an important habit for CrossFitters, and laying a good foundation for nutrition should be a great focus for athletes.